Friday 28 Sep

Hertha Berlin vs Bayern Munich - Match Preview

28 Sep 2018 Ed Mackey GERMANY: Bundesliga
GERMANY: Bundesliga

Hertha BSC

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Kick-off
18:30 GMT
28 September 2018

Bayern Munich

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Kick-off
18:30 GMT 28 September 2018

As happens most weeks in the Bundesliga, the matchweek kicks off on Friday evening with one fixture. This Friday’s clash sees high-flying Bayern travel to the capital to face Hertha Berlin who have also started well.

STATS

  • Hertha will be happy with how they’ve started the new campaign and after five games, they sit 4th in the table with 10 points. Their three wins so far came against Nurnberg, Schalke and Borussia Monchengladbach while Werder Bremen are the only side to beat them so far and that came in their last outing last weekend. Their only draw was away at Wolfsburg where the game finished 2-2.
  • Bayern have been almost faultless so far this term and had a 100% record before Tuesday night. It was ended by Augsburg who managed to pick up a vital 1-1 draw following Bayern wins against Hoffenheim, Stuttgart, Bayer Leverkusen and Schalke. They also started strongly in the Champions League with a comfortable 2-0 win away at Benfica.
  • Hertha Berlin currently possess the standalone leading goal scorer in the whole of the Bundesliga. Ondrej Duda has scored more than any other German top-flight player with four league goals.
  • Two of the players hot on his heels at this early stage belong to Bayern as Robert Lewandowski and Arjen Robben both have three goals.

HEAD TO HEAD

Hertha’s recent record against Bayern doesn’t make good reading for their fans as they have failed to beat the European giants at the last 14 attempts with their last win against them coming in 2009. However, each of the last three meetings between the sides have ended as a draw after a run of 11 consecutive victories for Bayern. There have been over 2.5 goals just twice in the last eight fixtures and both teams have scored twice in that time.

HERTHA BERLIN NEWS

An unlikely home win would take Hertha level on points at the top with Bayern ahead of the weekend’s fixtures. They are without Marko Grujic and Jordan Torunarigha for the match while a whole host of players face late fitness tests including Peter Pekarik and Sidney Friede.

Latest matches: Hertha BSC

25.09.2018 Bund Werder Bremen Hertha BSC 3:1 L
22.09.2018 Bund Hertha BSC Monchengladbach 4:2 W
15.09.2018 Bund VfL Wolfsburg Hertha BSC 2:2 D
06.09.2018 Club FC Hertha 03 Z. Hertha BSC 0:3 W
02.09.2018 Bund FC Schalke 04 Hertha BSC 0:2 W

BAYERN MUNICH NEWS

Three points for the visitors would strengthen their grip on top spot before the rest of the title challengers play on Saturday and Sunday. Leon Goretzka may return to the side while Corentin Tolisso, Kingsley Coman and Rafinha are injured.

Latest matches: Bayern Munich

25.09.2018 Bund Bayern Munich FC Augsburg 1:1 D
22.09.2018 Bund FC Schalke 04 Bayern Munich 0:2 W
19.09.2018 UEFA Benfica Lisbon Bayern Munich 0:2 W
15.09.2018 Bund Bayern Munich Bayer Leverkusen 3:1 W
01.09.2018 Bund VfB Stuttgart Bayern Munich 0:3 W

SUMMARY

It’s always hard to see past a Bayern Munich victory in the Bundesliga and Friday night is no different as they have started the campaign how they finished last. However, Hertha have also started strongly and haven’t been beaten by Bayern in their last three meetings. I think the safe money is in backing the away side to win whilst a riskier bet would include a -1 handicap.

About the author - Ed Mackey

Experienced sports writer and huge Leicester City fan.

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